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Vermont

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 72
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 19
State population, 2006 623,908
Population covered by DAWN 623,908
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2006
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (14) 72 11.5 19 3.0 623,908
1. Addison County 1 2.7 0 0.0 37,057
2. Bennington County 0 0.0 0 0.0 36,929
3. Caledonia County 2 6.5 0 0.0 30,842
4. Chittenden County 28 18.7 5 3.3 150,069
5. Essex County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,567
6. Franklin County 4 8.3 2 4.2 48,187
7. Grand Isle County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,751
8. Lamoille County 3 12.2 0 0.0 24,592
9. Orange County 3 10.2 0 0.0 29,440
10. Orleans County 4 14.4 1 3.6 27,718
11. Rutland County 8 12.6 7 11.0 63,641
12. Washington County 9 15.1 3 5.0 59,564
13. Windham County 2 4.6 0 0.0 43,898
14. Windsor County 8 13.9 1 1.7 57,653

Deaths by manner of death, 2006
Suicide 20.9%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 4.4%
Accidental 73.6%
Natural 1.1%

Place of death, 2006
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 26
Home 38
Public place 0
Other 8
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 6
Home 9
Public place 0
Other 4
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 15 41 56
Cocaine 5 12 17
Alcohol 2 14 16
Benzodiazepines 0 11 11
Antidepressants 0 8 8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2006
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 5 7
Miscellaneous analgesics/combinations 2 4 6
Alcohol 0 5 5
Antidepressants 1 3 4

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 16.9
Female 6.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.3
21 to 34 20.2
35 to 54 17.5
55 and over 6.2

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2006
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.3
Female 3.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 1.0
35 to 54 7.2
55 and over 2.5

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2005-2006
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2005 Deaths, 2006 Single-drug deaths, 2006
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 72 72 28 14 19 7
Alcohol* 16 16 -- 4 5 0
Cocaine 13 17 5 0 -- 0
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 -- --
Antidepressants 13 8 0 5 4 --
Antipsychotics -- -- 0 -- -- 0
Benzodiazepines 7 11 0 4 -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics -- 6 0 -- -- 0
Opiates/opioids 44 56 15 4 7 --
– Heroin (specified) -- -- -- 0 0 0
– Methadone 17 28 10 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 28 31 4 4 7 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 0 0 -- 6 --
Anticonvulsants -- -- 0 -- 0 0
Muscle relaxants 5 4 0 0 -- 0

End Notes
1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.

SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2006 (08/2008 update).

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